Nayaswami Jyotish on Children and Education

Nayaswami Jyotish is the worldwide spiritual director of Ananda. Ananda means "divine joy" or "bliss". Ananda is a spiritual organisation, which is dedicated to sharing the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda. Paramhansa Yogananda, the well known yogi and spiritual master, is the author of one of the best-selling spiritual classics, "Autobiography of a Yogi." Ananda was established in 1968 by Swami Kriyananda. Swami Kriyananda was a direct disciple of Yoganandaji. With the passing of Swami Kriyananda in 2013, Nayaswami Jyotish was named by Kriyananda as his spiritual successor. Nayaswami Jyotish is the author of several books on meditation and related subjects, including How to Meditate and Lessons in Meditation, along with Thirty Day Essentials for Career and Thirty Day Essentials for Marriage. He also is the creator of Meditation Therapy (TM). Nayaswami Devi is the author of Faith is My Armour : The Life of Swami Kriyananda and the editor of The Light of Superconsciousness and Intuition for Starters, both by Swami Kriyananda. They are co-authors of the book "A Touch of Light: Living the Teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda", which is a compilation of their weekly blog.

Children - their intelligence and education

In this video, Nayaswami Jyotish talks about children and education. He explains how modern education forces children to pursue a very narrow path, a path which can be monetised, as parents believe. However this does a great deal of harm to the children and deprives them of the possibilities of enrichment in many different ways. A great deal of human potential is thus wasted. Nayaswami Jyotish urges us to be open and sensitive. He makes a case for not depriving the children of the possibilities of enrichment of various faculties of their intelligence. He draws attention to the varied aspects of intelligence a child possesses. However, due to peer and societal pressure, most of these aspects of intelligence get hardly utilised or are grossly underutilised. He makes a passionate appeal to all, especially the parents, to allow and facilitate the blossoming of the potential that lies in each child.